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The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Posted on 04/1/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodaySo … what exactly happens if the government shuts down? If the White House and congressional Republicans can’t come to an agreement, we’ll find out. Right now a temporary resolution is funding the government. That’s set to expire next Friday. What it means for you. ALSO • Why can’t we all get along? Thanks to my colleague Mike Lee for spotlighting a very interesting debate between Gen Xers and Boomers in Philadelphia Magazine. The “old people,” Gen Xers say, are, …

The Takeaway: How Much Is Life Worth?

Posted on 03/31/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthImagine you were suffering from a terminal illness and a treatment could boost your immune system to help fight the disease. The drug would not be a cure, may extend your life by about 4 months and costs $93,000 per patient. Would you take it?